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Published On: Tue, Mar 4th, 2014

Goje VS EFCC: Court orders witnesses to testify

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efcc-chairman bossFrom David Hassan, Gombe

The Federal High Court sitting in Gombe yesterday, has ordered witnesses to testify on the allegation leveled against Sen. Mohammed Danjuma Goje, of stealing the sum of N25 billion when he was the governor of Gombe state from 2003 to 2011.

Delivering judgement for two hours, Justice Babatunde Quadri explained that there was an urgent need for the court to invite witnesses to testify on the matter.

According to him, the matter was forwarded to the court a long time ago without witnesses and urged the witnesses to testify on the matter.

Speaking to newsmen shortly after the court’s sitting, counsel to Sen. Goje, Mr. Chris Uche (SAN) confirmed to journalists that the cross-examination of the matter has begun where the court directed witnesses to testify on the matter based on the allegations.

While commending the Judge for his effort, counsel to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Mr. Wahab Shittu told journalists that he was in court with witnesses to testify on the matter.

He further explained that the Investigation Police Officer (IPO) to EFCC, Solomon Okotie, who was to testify on the matter before the court made some revelations to the court.

According to him, the IPO was unable to continue with his revelation and pleaded to the court to consider his health problem.

The court adjourned the matter for today’s continuation of hearing.

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